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NGS PRODUCT PAGES

NGS PRODUCT PAGES
About: 


NGS WEBSITE & STATISTICS


NGS website has been developing since November 2012 and been promoted for about 6 months
1370 pages have already been created, new pages are added, it is constantly being updated and consolidated, on average 33 times a day.
This new site is already attracting an average of 2000 page views/day; it is regularly visited by Web-bots (pushing page views up to >6300/day) scrutinizing the content for search-engines so they will find content instantaneously in future. NGS promotes the new page additions and updates via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and the NGS site’s blog, to the thousands of NGS followers.


HOW DO PRODUCTS GET INCLUDED ON NGS WEBSITE?

NGS chooses products it wants on the website to help to achieve Healthy, Environmental, Appropriate, Effective, Resourceful, Competent, Construction.
It uses NGS Pre-PASS process to screen out other products.
Manufacturers or Suppliers of the preselected products pay for the time it takes to create and link the pages on the website.


NGS MANUFACTURER SERVICE PAGES & NGS LINKING

NGS collects information and subdivides it into discrete parts and then links them all up: The core group includes:

  • NGS MANUFACTUER Page (See Fig. 5), which links to:
  • NGS SYSTEM Page which links to:
  • NGS PRODUCT Page(s) and
  • NGS ACCESSORIES Page(s) which all link to:
  • NGS SUPPLIER Page(s)
  • NGS INSTALLER Page(s) 

See Fig 1 Basic Links

See Fig 2 Linkages and Inter-visibility of pages


NEURAL NETWORKS

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This website is planned and being built like a human brain, related pages link to each other so wherever a user lands on any page they can see every other page that contains related relevant information, listed and linked, so they are just one click away and can be interrogated without any further navigation or searching of lists.

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MANUFACTURER PAGE (& SUPPLIER) PRODUCT PAGE ACCESSORY PAGE

SYSTEM PAGE JARGON BUSTER PAGE INSTALLER PAGE


NGS ENRICHMENT

In order for the NGS website users to understand the relevance and importance of any system, product or accessory or any of their properties or attributes NGS links the manufacturer’s PRODUCT and SYSTEM pages into parts of the NGS ENCYCLOPEDIA and visa versa, including:

  • NGS JARGON BUSTER to explain abbreviations, acronyms, words and phrases and provide meanings and how they apply to environmental design, with examples and opinion.
  • NGS CPD seminars to explain environmental construction, procurement or specification in more detail
  • NGS CHECKLIST to promote green alternatives to default or habitual choices and steer away from bad ones
  • NGS DEFECTS to analyse problems, explain how and why they failed and offer potential solutions
  • NGS SOLUTIONS to explain in detail how a manufacturer developed a solution to a defined problem
  • NGS CODE a code for design of Healthy, Environmental, Appropriate, Effective, Resourceful and Competent
  • Construction
  • NGS PATTENS: patterns are design principle to be adopted to meet the NGS CODE
  • Linking the manufacturer’s pages to the NGS ENCYCLOPEDIA and visa versa is carried out at NGS expenses
  • as it enriches the experience of the users but has the added advantage of linking more users to the manufacturer’s pages.

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Fig. 3 Neural network-like links connect all parts of the website to the NGS ENCYCLOPEDIA


DOCUMENT DOWNLOADS

There is no limit to the number and type of document added and linked to pages, but NGS tries to limit the content to those files appropriate to the scope of the page.
Files sizes have an upper limit of 2Mb and larger files are linked to on the manufacturer’s own website.
This first group are the only parts of the website that manufacturers pay for, NGS pays for the other linking and enrichment to make the user experience richer and fruitful.


DEMONSTRATION OF EFFECTVENESS OF THE PAGES:

NGS created pages for one manufacturer including: (paid for by manufacturer or supplier)

  • 1 MANUFACTURE page (also the SUPPLIER page)
  • 1 SYSTEM page
  • 3 PRODUCTS/ACCESSORIES pages making up that system
  • These were linked to: (at NGS expense)
  • 10 NGS JARGON BUSTER pages and other NGS ENCYCLOPEDIA pages
  • 1 NGS DEFECTS/SOLUTION page linked up
  • and uploaded 37 files to their respective pages, and linked up, they include: (paid for by manufacturer or supplier)
  • 7 specifications (NGS ROBUST SPECIFICATION writing is a separate fee)
  • installation guides
  • product and accessory guides
  • catalogue
  • company contact details
  • ISO 14000, ISO 9000
  • RoHS & REACH statements
  • SubsPort case studies
  • videos
  • CPD
  • Authoritative guides by authoritative bodies
  • Product Brochure (large file) is linked to on manufacturer’s website
  • The manufacturer or supplier also receives:

NGS WEBSTATS capture and reporting (once or until sufficient downloads are occurring)

Total Price: £570 (including VAT)

Results: 1043 file downloads from 37 files in 48 days

In just 5 weeks these 37 files have already been downloaded 1041 times.

 

Fig. 4 Manufacturer’s Document Downloads from one manufacturer’s pages showing spread and occurrences

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Glimpse of a manufacturers page (top 3 screen shots)

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Fig 5. Extracts from NGS MANUFACTURER PAGE example (3 out of 7 screens shots in this case)

NGS SERVICES on offer are comprehensive and aim to be joined up from the outset, manufacturers can be selective initially and can progress towards a more comprehensive and joined up set of parts in future.
Manufacturers information needs to be free to designers and specifiers to download so there is an inevitable charge to the manufacturer for these services but they are as low as we can keep them.

NGS has developed a service that is a combination of many small low cost elements whose prices are set and calculable, there is a calculator to download for you to add your shopping list to determine the total cost, add or subtract services to find a price that suits your budget.
NGS assumes the success of this services is based on the number of the documents downloaded; the specification being the most important document of all because it incorporates all of the important requirements of all the other documents and it ends up in the project contract and generates actual orders.

If you have a different criteria for judging success please let NGS know.
NO WEB PAGE ACTIVITY NO FEE
NGS is developing a service where the cost of the service is determined and agreed in advance, pages are created and the downloads are monitored, only when downloads are successfully occurring can NGS justify a fee, if they are not occurring NGS will work harder on the NGS LINKAGES & ENRICHMENTS (described below) until they are, and then the fee becomes payable.

See NGS Manufacturer Service Cost (Excel Price Calculator) for your combination.

NGS MANUFACTURER SERVICE: EXAMPLES A simple service may be:

  • 1 NGS MANUFACTURER Page = 1 SUPPLIER page
  • 1 NGS PRODUCT Page
  • 5 documents uploaded and linked to the pages
  • 1 NGS OUTLINE SPEC & uploaded (NGS ROBUST SPECIFICATION writing
  • is a separate fee)
  • 5 NGS JARGON BUSTER pages created and linked up (at NGS expense)
  • NGS WEBSTATS capture and reporting once

Price: £396 (including VAT

Fig. 8 Manufacturer Service Fee Calculator available to do own budgeting

NGS is experimenting with providing a minimum service on credit (price determined and informed in advance) until it proves to be working (document downloads; 1 or 2 weeks is enough to know) once the services if proved then the manufacturer pays for the minimum service in full, and NGS shows the manufacturer what can be added to increase the likely document downloads which the manufacturer can choose to commission or not.

NGS is also going to experiment with half payment and remainder in installments, this will only be offered to Micro SMEs and not available to SME Small to Medium Enterprises.
The initial payment for setting up being set by NGS price and your scope, and this price is for one year.
Subsequently NGS is considering NGS will report on web stats based on document downloads alone, and invite the manufacturer to pay what they think the service is worth to them (NGS assume the more downloads the better, the more its worth) if the service is not benefiting the manufacturer then the pages will be removed and no further money is exchanged or NGS work on further enrichment until the pages start generating downloads, and then a renewal fee is due. NGS Manufacturer Service A05 BRM 090114.docx page 6

It is in NGS’s interest to optimise the manufacturer’s pages to maximise downloads and NGS will.
ABOUT NGS
NGS launched in 2001 and set out its agenda, which includes creating an encyclopedia of environmental construction, its first major output is
GreenSpec website launched in 2003.
In 2009 NGS also uploaded 300 CPD, Specification and other information files to
Scribd in USA to see if this information was of wider interest In 2012 NGS has set off on a third major output and established a separate NGS website to:

  • Continue with its original quest: NGS ENCYCLOPEDIA including:
  • NGS CHECKLIST
  • NGS JARGON BUSTER
  • Show Healthy Environmental Appropriate Effective Resourceful Competent Construction o Promote Products that meet these ambitions and filter those that do not
  • And a whole lot of other information
  • addressing areas not covered by GreenSpec
  • provide a delivery system for:
  • over 800 Environmental Construction CPD
  • 100s of Specifications;
  • Pin pointing pages on GreenSpec, trying not to reinvent the wheel
  • And inevitably some over lap with GreenSpec

PROGRESS
Out of 11,000 planned pages, 1330 have already been created, so it’s only scratching the surface so far.
NGS are pleasantly surprised by the NGS WEBSTSTS, which confirms the approach described here is working.

OPTIONAL OTHER SERVICES
There are other optional services for manufacturers and suppliers to consider later. See Additional NGS SERVICES below.
WHAT ELSE DO NGS OFFER TO MANUFACTURERS?
PASS PRODUCT ASSESSMENT SUSTAINABILITY SCREENING compares any product with an average product in the same application group; showing how they are better or worse than average and highlighting their environmental credentials.
PASS GROUP COMPARISON collecting together basic data about many products and organizing into numerous sort orders based on KPI, EPI and SPI (Key, Environmental and Social Performance Indicators), ranking them and providing average and best in group scoring.
DATA SCHEDULES:
One process NGS PRODUCT DATA COLLECTION collects data manually, which then automatically feeds into and creates:

  • NGS PRODUCT DATA SHEETS,
  • NGS PRODUCT PAGE SCHEDULES,
  • NGS MANUFACTURER PAGE SCHEDULES
  • NGS SUPPLIER PAGE SCHEDULES
  • NGS OUTLINE SPECIFICATIONS, etc.

They are not essential for an NGS PRODUCT PAGE (See Fig. 5) but make the PRODUCT PAGE significantly more useful to NGS users, which were expressly requested by a GreenSpec user survey.

ADDITIONAL NGS MANUFACTURER SERVICES
Other services that NGS can offer to manufacturers include:

  • NGS LITAUDIT Literature Audits to identify missed opportunities find and replace Green wash and review claims for validity.

  • NGS MARKETING can help to write technically sound environmental claims to meet those promotional opportunities

  • NGS LITERATURE can be designed and created to promote the environmental aspects of a product, can include 3D images to explain

    details.

  • NGS GROUP COMPARISON TABLE & CONCLUSIONS REPORT compares products in the same application to determine best in-group

    and averages

  • NGS ECHO ISO 14021 manufacturer’s self-declarations & statements review

  • NGS ROBUST SPECIFICATIONS: Product/Accessories/System/Workmanship clauses (minimum £250)

  • NGS BEST Building Element Screening Test checking competency, compatibility, etc.

  • NGS BEACON: Building Element Assembly Code Number, unique codes for elemental assemblies

  • NGS SWMP: Site Waste Management Plan Checklist data for tender submissions

  • NGS FM Specifications: In use maintenance specifications

  • NGS ENDOF: End of Life Scenarios,

  • NGS PRODUCT PASSPORT: Reuse potential

  • NGS LCA: Life Cycle Assessment using CAP’EM’s ILCD LCA

  • NGS IMACTS: Individual Impacts to include in literature, e.g. Embodied energy, Embodied Carbon, etc.

  • NGS DETOX: LCA Marginal Analysis and proposed replacements of ingredients of product or packaging

  • NGS EPD: Environmental Product Declaration using CAP’EM EPD

    What is the cost of these additional NGS SERVICES?
    These are bespoke and are priced on a job-by-job inspection and quotation.

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© NGS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy 2013-2014 BrianSpecMan@aol.com Tel: 01733 238148 A00 BRM 02/12/2013;
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NGS PRODUCT PAGES
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NGS Product Accessory System Diagram png

Fig 1 Basic Links

NGS 6 Part Linkage Diagram 1 png

Fig 2 Linkages and Inter-visibility of pages

NGS Manufacturer Services Product page Doc Cover A05 png

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NGS Sipfit ManufacturerPage Top png

MANUFACTURER PAGE (& SUPPLIER)


PRODUCT PAGE

ACCESSORY PAGE

SYSTEM PAGE

SUPPLIER PAGE

INSTALLER PAGE


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Fig. 3 Neural network-like links connect all parts of the website to the NGS ENCYCLOPEDIA

Fig. 4 Manufacturer’s Document Downloads from one manufacturer’s pages showing spread and occurrences

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Glimpse of a manufacturers page (top 3 screen shots)

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Fig 5. Extracts from NGS MANUFACTURER PAGE example (3 out of 7 screens shots in this case)

See NGS Manufacturer Service Cost (Excel Price Calculator) for your combination.

Fig. 8 Manufacturer Service Fee Calculator available to do own budgeting

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© NGS BrianSpecMan aka BrianSpecMan
8th February 2014 – 9th February 2014

NGS PRODUCT PAGES
See Also: 


NGS MANUFACTURER SERVICE PAGES

  • NGS WEBSTATS
  • NGS Pre-PASS
  • NGS MANUFACTUER Page which links to:
  • NGS SYSTEM Page which links to:
  • NGS PRODUCT Page(s) and
  • NGS ACCESSORIES Page(s) which all link to:
  • NGS SUPPLIER Page(s)
  • NGS INSTALLER Page(s)
  • NGS LINKING
  • NGS ENRICHMENT
  • NGS JARGON BUSTER
    • to explain abbreviations, acronyms, words and phrases and provide meanings and how they apply to environmental design, with examples and opinion.
  • NGS CPD SEMINARS
    • to explain environmental construction, procurement or specification in more detail
  • NGS CHECKLIST 
    • to promote green alternatives to default or habitual choices and steer away from bad ones
  • NGS DEFECTS 
    • to analyse problems, explain how and why they failed and offer potential solutions
  • NGS SOLUTIONS 
    • to explain in detail how a manufacturer developed a solution to a defined problem
  • NGS CODE 
    • a code for design of Healthy, Environmental, Appropriate, Effective, Resourceful and Competent Construction
  • NGS PATTENS: 
    • patterns are design principle to be adopted to meet the NGS CODE
 
  • NGS ENCYCLOPEDIA
  • NGS DEFECTS pages
  • NGS SOLUTION pages
  • NGS ROBUST SPECIFICATION
  • NGS WEBSTATS capture and reporting 
  • NGS OUTLINE SPEC 
  • NGS CHECKLIST
  • NGS JARGON BUSTER
  • PASS PRODUCT ASSESSMENT SUSTAINABILITY SCREENING
    • compares any product with an average product in the same application group; showing how they are better or worse than average and highlighting their environmental credentials.
  • NGS PASS GROUP COMPARISON
    • collecting together basic data about many products and organizing into numerous sort orders based on KPI, EPI and SPI (Key, Environmental and Social Performance Indicators), ranking them and providing average and best in group scoring.
  • NGS DATA SCHEDULES:
    • NGS PRODUCT DATA COLLECTION collects data manually, which then automatically feeds into and creates:
  • NGS PRODUCT DATA SHEETS,
  • NGS PRODUCT PAGE SCHEDULES,
  • NGS MANUFACTURER PAGE SCHEDULES
  • NGS SUPPLIER PAGE SCHEDULES
  • NGS OUTLINE SPECIFICATIONS, etc.

NGS MANUFACTURER SERVICES

Other services that NGS can offer to manufacturers include:

  • NGS LITAUDIT Literature Audits to identify missed opportunities find and replace Green wash and review claims for validity.

  • NGS MARKETING can help to write technically sound environmental claims to meet those promotional opportunities

  • NGS LITERATURE can be designed and created to promote the environmental aspects of a product, can include 3D images to explain details.

  • NGS GROUP COMPARISON TABLE & CONCLUSIONS REPORT compares products in the same application to determine best in-group and averages

  • NGS ECHO ISO 14021 manufacturer’s self-declarations & statements review

  • NGS ROBUST SPECIFICATIONS: Product/Accessories/System/Workmanship clauses (minimum £250)

  • NGS BEST Building Element Screening Test checking competency, compatibility, etc.

  • NGS BEACON: Building Element Assembly Code Number, unique codes for elemental assemblies

  • NGS SWMP: Site Waste Management Plan Checklist data for tender submissions

  • NGS FM Specifications: In use maintenance specifications

  • NGS ENDOF: End of Life Scenarios,

  • NGS PRODUCT PASSPORT: Reuse potential

  • NGS LCA: Life Cycle Assessment using CAP’EM’s ILCD LCA

  • NGS IMACTS: Individual Impacts to include in literature, e.g. Embodied energy, Embodied Carbon, etc.

  • NGS DETOX: LCA Marginal Analysis and proposed replacements of ingredients of product or packaging

  • NGS EPD: Environmental Product Declaration using CAP’EM EPD

© NGS
04/12/2013 – 
09/01/2014


© NGS BrianSpecMan aka BrianSpecMan
8th February 2014 – 9th February 2014

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